Ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Westmont, NJ

This place was fantastic!

Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: Just about everything.
Cons: The WY-FI would hard to get onto and stopped working several times.
Location: The whole Coast of Amalfi is just spectacular. There were great restraunt's near by.
My wife and I were on our honeymoon for this trip. The hotel was all that we expected it to be. The beach was very nice, the staff was extremely helpful.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from brighton

Fantastic view but jaded hotel and staff.

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Great view of the beautiful coast line. And a private beach which is a big bonus.
Cons: The lifts down to the beach need upgrading. Facilities need to stay open longer. Breakfast is very disappointing.
Location: View is amazing but the hotel was a let down. Amalfi is interesting but it's worth a boat trip to Positano to see more life, bars and shops.
We thought the sea view was fantastic. The staff were efficient but occasionally offhand. The hotel is some way from Amalfi itself and although there is a free minibus service to the town, the last one is at 8 pm. Standard fare for a taxi back to the hotel is 25 Euros which makes for an expensive night out. The alternative is to scramble for a local bus which is cheaper but usually rammed with people. To be honest there is no reason to stay at the hotel in the evening because, even in the height of summer and when fully booked, there is no atmosphere. The staff seem more intent on shutting up shop and going home in the evening. There are very many steps to negotiate on all levels so you need to be fit you want to visit the beach which is exclusively for the use of guests, and a major plus point. Or take your chances in the lifts which appear to be in need of updating.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new jersey

Haunted castle with a great Amalfi beach

Posted Aug 23, 2014
The hotel and all the facilities are dated. Room can be cleaner, but the location is probably the best as beaches are a premium in Amalfi. The waiters work for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are really nice. The beach made the place and the shuttle to Amalfi with Giovanni as the driver was great. We went to the town for dinner every night
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Relax

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Pros: The staff were very attentive and helpful
Location: Check out water taxi and local bus routes to get the most out of your trip
The hotel has lost the shine of the 5th star but was still made up for by the attentiveness of the staff. Further out of Amalfi than we would have liked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 11, 2014
Hotel is in a beautiful location with great views, but the room was incredibly small and accommodations felt dated. Without a car it was incredibly inconvenient to get around given the location and limited service of the shuttle service. We had mixed experiences with the staff, some of which were incredibly accommodating and others acted as if we were a burden when we called the concierge. We chose the hotel because it was one of the few hotels in Amalfi with a private beach. Unfortunately, when we went down for a swim we were told where we could sit based on the amount of time booked at the hotel. Guests who booked 3 months got an opportunity to sit in the front row, while I was told I had to sit in the last row (we booked 5 nights and 4 days). This is an outrageous policy for a paying customer. Overall, the experience was disappointing and would be hard-pressed to say the hotel lived up to it's "5 star" title.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from yorkshire england

the views and private beach were wonderful

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: the beach and the view from our room. The room was spacious and comfortable and clean.
Cons: no tea/coffee facilities in the room. The tea and coffee at breakfast was luke warm. Breakfast did not vary/hot option was same everyday.
Location: not walking distance to Amalfi or other areas, needed to drive and parking in Amalfi was expensive. shuttle bus stopped at 8 o'clock in evening.
very pleasant stay at this hotel. the staff were pleasant and helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Gorgeous views, beautiful hotel

Posted Jul 5, 2014
Pros: Nice beach setting with cocktails served, pool and whole setting described above
Cons: The rooms should be updated with bedding and d├ęcor.
Location: just on edge of Amalfi but shuttle to town every hour where some cute shops
Loved this hotel. Our room was sparse, could have been updated but spacious and bathroom nice. Staff was wonderful, helpful but the best part was the setting and views - so beautiful, the hotel lobbies, walkways canopied in flowers. Our room opened up to a large stone patio with a beautiful view of the Amalfi and the sea. Ate at the restaurant which was expensive and the food not very good but the view and setting were spectacular!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

incredible views, great rooms-helpful staff

Posted Jun 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
we were blown away by the views. A "partial sea view" was better than most oceanfront views.. We had a stone patio outside the room overlooking the sea. Staff was very helpful about getting around and the free shuttle into town was nice. Elevators are there, but we went for the 365 steps from room to beach going past the pools, gardens, and old fortress walls
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Breathtaking views and stylishly decorated place

Posted Jun 28, 2014
Pros: Professional and helpful personnel combined with skilfully decorated public areas and breathtaking scenic views helped create a very relaxing and plea
Cons: somewhat dated air conditioner in the room which was rather noisy and not very impressive food quality/menu in the restaurant.
my wife and I enjoyed our stay at Il Saraceno. Professional and helpful personnel combined with skilfully decorated public areas and scenic views helped create a very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. Private beach helps create a bit of exclusivity, one doesn't have to squeeze into overcrouded public beach. Hotel offers a shuttle bus to Amalfi with its numerous restaurants. Overall, an enjoyable stay, wouldn't mind coming back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by C & A from Australia

Just beautiful

Posted Jun 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
We loved our stay at Il Saraceno Hotel. Rooms are very spacious and clean and views to die for.